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View Combo Prof's profile

Rust triage

07-15-2015 07:26 PM by Combo Prof

I am drowning in collected hand tools. So many it is difficult to find place...

15 07-16-2015 08:45 PM
View Mattyboy's profile

Small Combo Square Needs Knurled Nut and Spring

07-10-2015 04:58 AM by Mattyboy

Some months ago I found this 6” Brown & Sharpe combo square at a ga...

11 07-14-2015 12:08 AM
View RobS888's profile

Plane gift from brother-in-law

07-13-2015 08:48 PM by RobS888

Went up to Ont. for a wedding and while there my brother-in-law gave me these...

7 07-13-2015 09:49 PM
View cdaulton's profile

Need suggestions for filling a tool box

07-06-2015 07:24 PM by cdaulton

I just found out that I am being deployed around the first of the year and I ...

6 07-13-2015 07:48 AM
View Luthierman's profile

Stanley No. 1, What is it's use?

07-12-2015 01:00 PM by Luthierman

I have been reading at great length about the No.1 trying to figure out what ...

17 07-13-2015 01:17 AM
View willhime's profile

vintage stanley refurb

07-03-2015 06:11 PM by willhime

In the photos, you can see that the only auxillery piece for the stanley #78 ...

5 07-12-2015 11:26 PM
View loiblb's profile

Low Angle Jack Plane

07-11-2015 10:23 PM by loiblb

Low Angle Jack Plane Any real difference between Lie-Nielsen Low Angle Jac...

13 07-12-2015 07:57 PM
View bandit571's profile

First tool kit?

07-05-2015 03:04 PM by bandit571

Ok, say you would like to start out making things out of….wood. You h...

19 07-12-2015 04:27 AM
View Sunstealer73's profile

Hand Plane Questions

07-10-2015 01:53 AM by Sunstealer73

I’m working on a new bench and trying to get prepared to flatten the to...

23 07-12-2015 01:43 AM
View onoitsmatt's profile

Used Block Planes

07-06-2015 07:23 PM by onoitsmatt

I buy pretty much all of my hand tools from yard sales and antique shops. I&...

5 07-11-2015 11:04 AM
View Luthierman's profile

Stanley No. 2

06-04-2015 11:09 PM by Luthierman

First time post, long time lurker. I searched for a while on this site as ...

21 07-10-2015 07:29 PM
View esmthin's profile

Crown Tools, What do you Think?

07-08-2015 04:00 AM by esmthin

I’ve recen been looking for a few marking tools lately and I’ve c...

17 07-09-2015 05:25 PM
View sqw's profile

Who made this hand plane?

07-01-2015 02:28 PM by sqw

I was given a #4 hand plane a few years back and have started looking at rest...

12 07-09-2015 03:44 PM
View AHuxley's profile

Pre-ordered the BCTW HP-9 dual angle black plane and skids, did I go mad?

07-08-2015 11:16 AM by AHuxley

Well I broke down this morning and sent John a pre-order for the new dual ang...

9 07-09-2015 12:34 AM
View daddywoofdawg's profile

choosing a mid priced rasp

07-07-2015 03:43 PM by daddywoofdawg

I’d like to get a rasp and gather the only way to get a rasp that will ...

14 07-08-2015 11:37 AM
View Robertd's profile

Frustration with No. 81 Veneer scraper

07-07-2015 06:44 PM by Robertd

OK I recently bought a no. 81 veneer scraper on Ebay. I Googled alot of infor...

7 07-08-2015 11:14 AM
View DavidTTU's profile

How to tell if old hand saws are worth it?

07-06-2015 01:34 PM by DavidTTU

These old Disston and Atkins saws cropped up on our CL this morning. Can a...

6 07-06-2015 07:03 PM
View JeffP's profile

Stanley No. 3 -- what is it's primary "purpose"?

07-03-2015 10:05 PM by JeffP

At this point I have “amassed” what to me seems like a cornucopia...

12 07-05-2015 07:41 PM
View Pendragon1998's profile

extra long auger bits

07-03-2015 02:55 AM by Pendragon1998

I was in an antique store recently, and I came across a barrel with several e...

6 07-05-2015 06:44 AM
View hjt's profile

Tape Ruler - What kind is this

07-03-2015 10:45 PM by hjt

Several years ago, when my Dad died, I inherited much of his stuff – ht...

4 07-05-2015 03:28 AM

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